I'm a little late in congratulating you on your new purchase. My wife and I have owned our Minuet for 2 years now and have honestly loved every single minute we've spent in it. There is just something about spending time in our trailers that I honestly don't think any stick built trailer owner could possibly understand. It is so enjoyable and we are so proud when we go camping with often times the oldest and most interesting trailer in the entire campground.
We live here in the Northwest, where we occasionaly get rained on during the winter (haha) and we see many trailers covered and put away during the winter because of leaks. For us it is the best time to go camping, especially on the coast, because there is always room and we never leak!!!
I just can't tell you enough how much we love our little Minuet!!!
Michael & Holly
P.S. As far as redoing the interior and or exterior, it is defintely a personal choice. I think my wife and I win the restoration award. There's not much "original" left of our Minuet.